So we have one right now, a freak at 16.3hh who still manages to wear a 74" blanket. Skippy is awesome, although his conformation isn't awesome but he can jump the moon and loves his job as an event horse. Of course it helps that he is a Grange Finn Sparrow grandson.
Now we have a mare who we are strongly considering breeding to a Connemara, ArdCeltic Art. She is 17hh and her main fault is being a bit long in the back (she looks a lot like Zenyatta actually). The worry is that since we don't know her breeding, the foal could possibly a pony. I know there would always be some chance but how likely would it be for a larger Connemara crossed with a mare as big of hers to produce a pony? Really we want something around 16hh but I can ride a 15hh horse no problem so small is okay, just not exactly what we want.